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from the publisher’s desk
THERE’S NOTHING LIKE a spooky story to get into
the Halloween spirit! We are excited to present two of
America’s most illustrious writers on this month’s cover,
Stephen King and Anne Rice, who have been scaring us for
decades. We hope you’ll enjoy our interviews with these
two authors, beginning on page 25. Rice’s Prince Lestat and
King’s Revival will be available in a few weeks.
These days, you can also get a good scare at high-tech
haunted houses! Today’s versions offer high-production live
entertainment utilizing state-of-the-art technology. You can
read about a few of our favorites on page 30. Discounted
tickets for dozens of haunted houses across the country are
available in our warehouses and on Costco.com.
Costco also offers national and local tickets and gift cards for more than 550 theme
parks, spas, ski lifts, movie theaters, fun centers and more at a savings of at least 20 percent.
You can even print the movie tickets at home, usually within an hour after purchasing them.
Gift cards and tickets make great stocking stuffers or employee gifts too.
In addition to the authors on our cover, you’ll find a lot of other great authors and new
books to read this fall. Ken Follett concludes The Century Trilogy with the third book, Edge
of Eternity (page 57). All three books are available in our warehouses now. Through our
selection of American Girl books and mini dolls (page 59), girls can learn about other girls
of various ethnicities from different time periods while also finding timeless common
threads in their own lives.
Two special sections in this issue, For Your Health (starting on page 35) and For Your
Home (starting on page 67), are filled with helpful articles and tips, and feature several new
products that our buyers recommend. We also showcase our collection of Kirkland
Signature™ holiday items, including our gift wrap, glass ornaments and Nativity set, along
with a new EZ Connect tree (page 104).
Don’t forget to stock up on candy for the trick-or-treaters! Happy Halloween from all of
us at Costco! C
Ginnie Roeglin is Senior Vice
President, E-Commerce and
Publishing, and Publisher of
The Costco Connection.
from the editor’s desk
THIS IS THE time of year at Costco when managers set
their annual goals. The timing coincides with the start of
our fiscal year. I imagine many of you do the same thing
in your businesses. I’d like to share with you our goals for
The Costco Connection.
Be useful. We strive to provide stories that will help
you with major decisions in the various aspects of your
life, whether it’s running a business or running a household. Each month, with articles on health, travel, business
and more, the intent of the magazine is to offer information on how Costco might offer a value when those decisions involve your hard-earned money.
Be informative. Our goal is to provide “behind-the-scenes” articles about Costco products and services to help you understand things like why buyers choose certain products,
what goes into making something like a Kirkland Signature men’s dress shirt, how our gasoline exceeds rigid industry standards and who the manufacturers are behind some of the
unique items we sell. We love to provide tips on using our products, whether it’s fresh Copper
River salmon or a new camera. You’ll find this information throughout the magazine.
Be interesting. One of Costco’s goals is to provide a treasure-hunt atmosphere, and
our buyers work hard to bring in special products at the right time for a great price. We
hope you read The Connection with similar expectations, and that we deliver with stories
that are surprising, enlightening, inspirational or entertaining.
Be unique. Our aim is to produce stories that are clear and accessible, whether it’s an
article on small-business marketing, home-improvement tips or a new Costco service. We
know that today you have countless resources for virtually any subject on your smartphone
screen. But for insight about Costco, read The Connection.
Please email or call me anytime you feel we’re not meeting these goals in every issue.
After all, goals are great, but results are better. C
Tim Talevich is Editorial
Director of The Costco